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Harnessing the Power of Youth: The Experience of the Community Clinics Initiative’s Networking for Community Health Projects


As part of the evaluation of the Community Clinics Initiative (CCI)’s Networking for Community Health (NCH) program, Informing Change is examining how community clinics strengthen their working relationships with both traditional and non-traditional partners to promote community health.

This brief focuses on a sub-set of NCH projects that are engaging youth to promote community health. The report describes how clinics can integrate youth into community health improvement efforts and profiles three projects to illustrate different of ways to engage youth. The brief also includes lessons learned from the projects, which may be of interest to others who support, design or implement similar projects.